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! VOI l.fV.-SO. lOOTl. PORTLAND. ORKGOS, FRIDAY, MAY 1. 1914. pniCE FIVE CENTS.
Agreement Made as to
CARRANZA IS NOT INCLUDED
Attitude of Foremost European
Mexican Dictator Said Unofficially
to Hare Come to Realize That
Authority and Strength
Are Virtually Clone.
WASHINGTON, April 30. General
ITuerfa tonight accepted the proposal
that there be no further hostilities be-)
tween the United States and Mexico
pending the efforts of the envoys of
Argentina, Brazil and Chilo to bring
about an amicable settlement of diffi
culties between the countries.
Secretary Bryan drove to the Argen
tine legation shortly before 10 o'clock
toniprht and wenc into conference with
the three mediators.
Restrained but none the less steady
preparation for any military eventuali
ties and the quiet progress of the me
diation programme being worked out
behind closed doors were the two out
standing features of the Mexican, situa
Trip to Mexico Unnecessary.
The three mediation envoys of Ar
gentina, Brazil and Chile continued
their private sittings through the day
and evening. Their first move for an
armistice was succeeded by the practi
cal suspension of hostilities, or by a
truce, between the. forces of the United
States and the Huerta regime, although
there still were ominous sounds of
conflict between the Huerta and Car
While there has been no period set
- "Within which the negotiations must be
concluded, Secretary Bryan said he be
lieved they would move forward "as
rapidly as possible." A report that they
might be prolonged by the mediators
going to Mexico was met by the state
ment by one of them that such a Jour
ney was unnecessary, as they had every
facility for speedy communication with
Internal Situation Not Clear.
While the envoys were not yet
retuly to make any announcement, sev
eral interesting phases of what has
come up during the discussion were
learned from authoritative sources. It
appears that while the attitude of Gen
eral Huerta was definite in accepting
Intermediation as between the United
states and the Huerta government. It
has not been made clear that his ac
ceptance will apply also to intermedia
tion which Includes Carranza. It is
expected this question will be cleared
tip by inquiries now under way, so
that it may be definitely established
that Huerta not only accepts intermedi
ation with the United States, but also
Another outgrowth of the discussion
was an intimation that both the Huerta
and Carranza elements would send rep
resentatives to deal directly with the
mediators, and Francisco de la Barra,
now at Parl3 as Ambassador for the
Huerta authorities, would probably be
designated to act for Huerta.
Kurope's Attitude EncouraKing.
In the course of the day the .inter-
mediarles received word of the encour
aging attitude of some of the foremost
European powers, notably Great Brit
ain. This was not conveyed in any for
mal adherence t- the mediation work,
but was none the less definite and sat
isfying as the result of an informal
conference between Sir Cecil Spring
nice, the British Ambassador, and one
of the mediators, which was later made
known to the envoys as a body. The
British Ambassador also talked with
Secretary Bryan alor.g the same line.
While the mediators have not ap
pealed directly for the friendly infiu
cn of European powers, as their po
sition does not warrant addressing
foreign governments, yet their home
governments have enlisted their Am
bassadors and Ministers at European
capitals to procure friendly co-operation
from these quarters.
Local Constitutionalists drew atten
tion to the language of the note from
General Carranza. as not accepting any
offer to solve the difference between
himself and Huerta. but merely to lis
t?n to proposals which wouli resolve
tho differences between th United
States and Mexico. In the ncite from
the envoys to Carranza they extended
"an offer -of our good offices to all
parties at interest in the proalem of
the pacification of Mexico and ttie ad
justment of the differences bitween
Mexico and the United States." i
larraui Holds Key.
The Carranxa reply thanked thd me
diators tor their effort to solve Whe
differences between Mexico and the
Asked what differences existed be
tween the United States and Mexico in
which General Carranza could have, a
part, local Constitutionalists recalled
Carranaa's recent note to the Americln
Government in which he pointed olt
tha demands for reparation as a rl
sult of the arrest of American bluJ
jaekcts at Tampico and other offfensds
should be properly addressed to hiS
tConciuded on Fas 2.) 1.
ICEMEN TO START
PROSECUTION" TO FOLLOW UN
Co-operation of Consumers Urged in
Reporting Violations and Assist
ing in Procuring Convictions.
Co-operation of housewives and con
sumers of ice is asked by City Sealer
of Weights and Measures Jones in a
campaign to be started at once against
short-weight icemen. Without this co
operation, he says, it will be difficult
to get results.
Mr. Jones has planned to follow ice
men from house' to house and check on
their deliveries. The weight will be
gauged on the basis of 30 cubic inches
to thtj pound.
If a dealer says he delivery "". pounds
of ice and measurement sh that he
delivered only 20 pounds. . Jones
asks that the purchaser immediately
call, up the office of the sealer at the
City Hall and prompt investigation will
Consumers are requested to co-operate
to the extent of appearing in the
Municipal Court to testify against
short-weight dealers. He says this has
been the greatest difficulty so far en
countered. City Commissioner Bigelow reported
yesterday that he had taken steps to
bring about an investigation of the re
ported combine of icemen to control
Ice prices and terms of delivery. He
says if Information is forthcoming
upon which to base action in. connec
tion with the anti-trust and combina
tion ordinance now on the ordinance
books of the city, suits will be started.
PLEA MADE FOR HINDUS
Bruhma Telia House Committee His
People Would Make Desert Bloom.
WASHINGTON, April 30. An Indian
Brahma, T" lshi Bhutia Kyawgh Hla,
now a New York broker, testified be
fore the House immigration committee
today that if Congress would permit
the laborers of India would be glad
to settle onall the arid lands west of
the Mississippi River, and if they had
tho right to possession after a period
of years would make those lands
He opposed the Church bill for Hindu
exclusion except as to students, and
he said that the laborers of India ought
to be allowed to come in, assimilate
American ideas and go bac home to
help their motherland progress.
$17,000 SHORTAGE PAID
Ex-City Treasurer Logan Settles
With City of La Grande.
LA GRANDE, Or., April 30. (Spe
cial.) Discrepancies existing between
the accounts of ex-City Treasurer Ray
Logan and the city have been removed.
The audit of the city's books by the
present City Treasurer, N. J. Mansamer,
and Expert C. M. Lockwood revealed
a total of tl7.260.29 due the city on
February 7. Logan was requested to
turn over that sum.
Logan employed a private accountant,
C. H. Goudy. of Portland, who' placed
Logan's indebtedness at $15,589.99. An
agreement was made whereby a final
tender of $17,000 made the city was
CARNEGIE'S LIFE SOUGHT
Witness Says Man Who Sliot at Goth
am Mayor Had Marked Financier.
NEW YORK, April 30. That Andrew
Carnegie had been marked for death
by M. P. Mahoney, who attempted to
kill Mayor Mitchel on April 17, but in
stead shot and wounded Corporation
Counsel Polk, was asserted by Dr. M.S.
Gregory today at the inquiry Into Ma
The witness said that the prisoner
had told him of the plan to kill Car
negie and two other men whose names
ho refu ied to reveal. The doctor as
serted Mahoney was suffering from
pre-senile, illuslonary dementia.
SECRET DOORS ARE SHOWN
Prosecutor Gets Ixst in Passageways
in Chinatown Buildings.
City Attorney La Roche yesterday in
vestigated reports of secret passage
ways in Chinatown buildings and be
came lost a couple of times.
He reported that in one place a
match was stuck into a hole in the
wall and the room revolved so he could
not get out. He found doors built so
they could not be forced open; rooms
which one minute had no doors and the
next minute had several doors, and
many other similar contrivances.
SINGLE TAX COLONY FAILS
Suit Filed in Chancery Court to Dis
solve Experimental Colony.
MOBILE, Ala, April 30. A bill was
filed here today in Chancery Court
seeking dissolution of the Fairhope
colony in Baldwin County, the princi
pal exponent of the single-tax theory
in the United States.
The bill alleges that the corporation
has failed "because the single-tax the
ory never can be carried out in any
jurisdiction whose laws deny the es
sentials of that theory."
OKANOGAN TIME EXTENDED
Settlers on Irrigation Project to Pay
OREGONIAM NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, April 30. Through the efforts
of Senator Jones the Interior Depart
ment conditionally waived its order re
quiring settlers on Okanogan irriga
tion project to make water payments
It is provided, however, that they
must agree to pay 1 per cent a month of
building and maintenance charge until
tne tun amount is paid.
CARRANZA REPLY IS
ORDER FOR ATTACK
Rebel Leader Ignores
Plans for Truce.
TAMPICO IS CHIEF OBJECTIVE
Armistice in Northern Mexico
. Declared Impossible.
BREACH DENIED BY VILLA
Two Generals Intend to Enter Tor
reon Xext Sunday fo Review of
Troops Hallways to Be
EL PASO. Tex., April 30. While
General Carranza has not replied of
ficially to the proposition of the South
American mediators for a federal-rebel
armistice, his answer is said by offi
cials here to be plainly forecast In
orders promulgated today for a con
centrated attack on Tampico.
The federal gunboats and the land
defenses of Tampico have proved too
big a task for the troops of Generals
Caballero and Gonzales and orders were
issued today for the mobilization of
12.000 troops from the states of Coa
huila, Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon. It
is reported also that General Francisco
Villa, the first soldier of the revolu
tion, will lead the attack.
Herrers Sent to Saltlllo.
Monclovlo Herrera, whose name as
a fighter has grown immensely during
recent campaigns, if present plans pre
vail, will head the assault on Saltillo.
where the remnants of the federal
forces from Torreon, Monterey and
other places captured by the rebels
Rafael E. Musquiz, son-in-law of
General Carranza and a leader of the
junta here, is among authorities for
the declaration that the armistice in
Northern Mexico Is Impossible.
It was rumored in connection with
tho proposal that acceptance of" the
proposition would have carried with It
some form of recognition of the bel
ligerency -of the rebels, but General
Carranza is said to have commented
that he did not care to attain It in that
way, as it was bound to come in due
time with the complete victory of his
Villa's Resources Curtailed.
General Villa was at Parral today.
It is learned that his recent trip to
Juarez and his present peregrinations
are on business matters connected witb
raising revenue. The United States is
said to have suddenly become rigid In
Its demands for the protection of all
foreign Interests in Mexico, thereby
embarrassing the process of raising
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. 7.J
degrees; minimum. 40 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair; northwesterly winds.
Argentine press commends Pan-American
mediation. Page 2.
Villa plans to concentrate against Saltlllo.
Huerta agrees to truce with United States
pending negotiations. Page 1.
Carranxa's reply to truce proposal Is order
to attack Tampico. Page 1.
Roosevelt puts new river on map. Page 3.
"Standardization" of federal buildings
urged on Congress. Page 5.
Colorado Coal mine companies refuse to con
sider suggestion to settle strike. Page 1.
Vincent Astor weds. Page 5.
John D. Rockefeller, Jr., is object of threat.
Larry Pape decides to play with Beavers.
Northwestern League results: Ticrrmi 4,
Portland 1: Seattle S, Spokane 0; Van
couver 8, Victoria 2. Page 14.
Coast Leagrue results: San Francisco X. Port
land 2; Sacramento 4. Oakland 1; Venice
9. L-oa Angeles 5. Page 14.
Attempt to burn lumber plant at Raymond
laid to labor sympathizer. Page 7.
Twin state. Sunday school workers meet at
La Grande. Page 7.
Two soldiers drown when lesky launch sinks
off Fort Stevens. Page 4.
Colonel Ayre. rich Oregon bachelor, wedi
sweetheart of old. Page 2.
Commercial and Marine.
First Eastern Oregon public wool sale will
be held at Juntura. Page 21.
Wheat higher at Chicago on new-crop ex
port demand. Page -I.
Rapid advance In Wall street stocks In late
trading. Page 21.
Crew of stranded Hugh Hogan forced to
leave leaking schooner. Page 16.
Exports of wheat, flour and lumber for April
greater than In corresponding month In
lulo. page 16.
Portland and Vicinity.
Business In April shows Increase over same
month In 1913. Page 8.
Thousands attend opening of "made-ln-Ore-
gon" exhibit. Page "JO.
Weather report, forecast and data. Page IX,
Queer specimens- rush to register. Page IS.
Crusade against short-weight ice dealers to
ua Bitneo. rage 1.
Judge Ilufus Mai lory Is called by death.
Registration of 1051 breaks Oregon record
for one day. page 1.
"Wife of Captain W. S. Biddle sues for di
vorce. Page 10.
WOOL MEN MEET IN JUNE
Secretary Houston to Call Confer
ence of 'Western Growers.
SALT LAKE CITY, April' 30. A tele
gram received today by D. E. Cosgrlff.
of Salt Lake City, from the Department
of Agriculture announces that Secre
tary of Agriculture Houston will call a
conference of Western woolgrowers
and wool manufacturers of the country
to meet at Washington In June.
The adoption of the Australian sys
tem of preparing wool for market at its
source will be considered. -
Largest Halibut Caught by Men on
Boat Leo Weighs 8 0 Pounds.
BAY CITY, Or.. April 30. (Special.)
The boat Leo returned today from
the deep-sea fishing. On account of
rough weather it was unable to anchor
and forced to go to Cape Lookout for
shelter for the night.
After fishing about 25 minutes this
morning the fishermen caught eight
halibut and cod, the largest halibut
weighing 80 pounds.
THE FIRST DAY OF MAY.
RUFUS MAIM IS
DEAD AT 82 YEARS
Only Three Weeks.
DEATH IS DUE TO OLD AGE
Jurist Who Came to Oreno,
1858 Used Pan.uute.
BODY WILL BE CREMATED
Widow and Son Survive Funeral
Will Be Held at Undertaker's
Chapel at Date Vet to
Bo Decided On.
Judge Rufus MaUory. of the law
firm of Dolph. Mallory. Simon &
Gearin, died at 5 o clock yesterday at
his home, 330 East Thirty - ninth
street,, after an illness of three days.
He lacked but a few weeks of being
83 years of age. Death was due to the
natural failure of health from old age.
The dead jurist is survived by his
widow and a married son, Elmer E.
Mallory, and by a brother. Homer IL
Mallory, 87 years old. who lives on his
farm, near Andover, N. Y. All ar
rangements for the funeral have not
Body to Be Cremated.
Elmer Mallory announced last night
that his father's body would be cre
mated at the Portland Crematorium,
an institution which he helped to or
ganize. Funeral services, when held, will be
in the chapel of Flnley's undertaking
Judge Rufus Mallory was born in
Coventry, Chenango County, New York,
June 10, 1831. He traced his ancestry
back to Peter Mallory. who came from
England in 1643 and settled in New
Haven, Conn. David Mallory, one of his
ancestors, fought in the Revolutionary
His father, Samuel Mallory, was a
New York farmer the greater part of
his life. lie married ' Lucretia Davis.
By this union nine children were born,
of whom Rufus was the youngest
In 185$ Rufus Mallory started for
Oregon by way of the Panama route,
lie spent IS months as a teacher at
Roseburg. In 1860 he was admitted to
the bar. That year lie was elected Dis
trict Attorney of Jackson. JosepMne and
Douglas Counties, and two years later
was chosen to represent Douglas County
In the State Legislature. In the Fall
of 1862 he became a resident of Salem.
He served two years as District Attor
ney for the Third District, including
Linn. Polk, Marion and Yamhill Coun
ties. 'In 1866 the Republieans elected him
to Congress. He was a member of that
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HIGH MARK STRUCK
AS 1951 REGISTER
WOMEN", WITH 989, OUTNUMBER
MEN. WITH 9 CI.
With. Today the Last for Registra
tion, Present Roll Numbers 73,
S46 and May Reach. 76,000.
The largest registration for one day
in Oregon's history was recorded here
yesterday, when 1951 voters, of whom
962 were men and SS9 women, signed
the poll books.
All day the registration rooms were
crowded. Long lines extended far into
the corridors, being especially heavy
between and 9 o'clock.
County Clerk Coffey, anUcipating a
scramble, sent many deputies to the
aid of the registration clerks. Though
everybody worked In crowded Quarters,
no- one waited unusually long to get
This is the last day in which to reg
ister tor the primary election of May
13. The books close at & o'clock to
night. - Voters waiting in line at o
o'clock will undoubtedly be permitted
to register, but persons who arrive "a
minute late" will be barred.
The grand total of registrations in
Multnomah County, including yester
day's, is now 73,34 6. With less regis
tration today than yesterday, the 75.000
mark will be passed. Many ' believe
that the final rush will bring the total
The party registration to date fol
lows: Men. "Women. Total.
Democrat 10,-iT 8.310 1.U7
Independent ......... 1.7.".. iv.) 744
Progressive 1 1.4!rt 3::0i
Prohibition oa:! I.7;io 2 7J::
Republican 30.r.M 16.245 4.7!)
Socialist sou aits 1.174
Totals : 46,143 27.1US 73.344
PUPILS HATCH 200 CHICKS
Arleta. School Tots Will lie Tanglit
How to Raise Brood.
An incubator in the basement of the
Arleta School hatched nearly 200 thor
oughbred chicks yesterday. About a
month ago choice eggs were donated
by L E. Staples, E. J. Ladd and E. H.
Bauer. The father of the idea, O. S.
Worden, janitor of the school, has at
tended the incubator.
The school children have been in
structed by Staples and Bauer how to
care for the little chicks. Those hav
ing hens at home have been given a
half-dozen apiece. White Leghorns.
Plymouth Rocks. Rilvr t.h .
White Wyandottes and Buff Cochin
Lantams are included among the va
rieties. . . .
STORY HOUR IS CHANGED
May Day Festivities Planned lor
Children at Library.
The usual story hour for thi rhiiiirn
at the Central Librarv wilt v
today by exercises in keeping with the
aiay-oay spirit Library Hall has been
profusely decorated for the occasion
with Spring blossoms, and an attractive
programme arranged by Miss Milliard,
the children's librarian.'
Miss H. E. Maishall, author and story
teller Will tell rhA ..i . v :
--. " J VI XWUlll
Hood at 4 o'clock. The Ladd School
uicucsirs win provide music There
will be a May-pole dance by children
from the Fernwood School, under the
direction of Miss Ryan. In the chil
dren's room an additional May pole has
been placed, from the streamers of
which Mayday baskets for the little
ones have been suspended.
LORD MURRAY VINDICATED
Lords' Committee Finds Errors of
Judgment but No Di&honor.
LONDON. April 30. The committee
of the House of Lords appointed to in
vestigate Lord Murray's dealings in
American Marconi shares today issued
its report, which nnda that he com
mitted "errors of Judgment." There
was. however, nothing in hla conduct
"which reflects on his rjersonal honor"
The committee recommends "there
should henceforth be an inflexible rule
to preclude those who hold any public
office from entering upon any specula
tive transactions in stocks or shares
under any circumstances whatever."
Lord Murray when he was chief
Liberal whip in the House of Commons
was said to have invested some of
the funds of the Liberal party in
GRAIN DAMAGED BY FROST
Fruit in Southern Umatilla County
Feehj Efrcct of Cold Spell.
PENDLETON', Or.. April 30. (Spe
cial.) Reports from Southern Umatilla
County today are to the effect that
fruit and grain, especially wheat and
barley, have been noticeably damaged
by the heavy frosts which followed a
snowfall in the foothills the first of
The snow covered the mountains
south of Pilot Rock and extended down
Into the grain and fruit district to
wttnin a lew miles of that town.
TAFT'S TOE NOW PAINFUL
Ex-President Suffering Injury
Which Keeps Him at Home.
NEW HAVEN, Conn, April 30. Ei-
President Taft . is suffering from
slight injury to one of his toes, it was
He is not seriously indisposed, but as
it was painful for him to walk about,
his physician had advised him to remain
at home for a time.
Suffrage Amendment Reported.
WASHINGTON, April 30. The Senate
woman suffrage committee today voted
to recommend favorably to the Senate
the Shafroth constitutional amendment
requiring a state to vote on woman
suffrage when 8 per cent of the voters
petitioned for such a vote.
TO SETTLE STRIKE
Big Corporations Now
Decry Paid Agents.
DECISION SENT TO CONGRESS
Planned Negotiations Go for
Naught With Union.
LEADERS CALLED TO ACT
Long Talc of Bloodshed Told in Re
ply of Companies to Chairman.
-Foster's Reqnest for Settle
ment of State's Warfare.
DENVER. April 30. Nineteen coal
mines operating companies of Colorado
practically all within the state to
day positively refused to consider a
suggestion made by Chairman Foster,
of the House mines committee, that ne
gotiations for settlement of the Colo
rado coal mine strike be entered upon
on the basis that the recognition of
unions had been formally waived by
the United Mineworkers of America.
This refusal was announced after a
telegram which Mr. Foster had sent to
John D. Rockefeller, Jr.. In New York,
calling upon him to settle tho strike
without recognizing the union, had
been referred to the mining companies
of this state.
The following is a copy of the com
Duty Urged on Rockefeller.
Telegram from Mr. Foster to Mr.
"William Green, secretary-treasurer
of the International
Union, makes the public statement that
mineworkers will waive any recogni
tion of union or unionizing camps. Are
you willing to enter into negotiations
for a settlement of the strike on that
basis and stop the killing of men.
women and children? I strongly urge
you to do so and believe the strike can
be ended without recognition of tho
union and all the other differences can
be amicably settled. In my Judgment
Reply of Mr. Rockefeller to Mr. Fos
ter: "Tour telegram last night received.
I am forwarding it to the officers of
the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company in
Denver, who, with officials of other
mining companies In Colorado, are the
only ones competent to deal with the
question therein referred to."
Reply cf the Colorado Fuel & Iron
Company and 18 other coal operating
companies to Mr. Foster:
Mllltta Fired Upon.
"Answering your telegram of last
night addressed to John D. Rockefeller.
Jr., and referred to Colorado mine
owners for reply. When on April lt.
the Governor withdrew all except &
small detachment of militia from the
field, law. order and quiet prevailed in
this state. There were employed by
the operators of Colorado coal mines
more than 10,000 apparently contented
men. On the morning of April 20, the
striking miners in the Ludlow tent col
ony, two miles from the nearest coal
mine, placed their women and children
In what they considered places of safe
ty and made an armed attack upon
tbe'mllltla, encamped nearby.
"The fight continued throughout the
day and several men were killed. Dur
ing the battle the tent colony was de
stroyed by fire. Next day the bodies
of two women and 11 chlldern were
discovered in a hole under a tent where
the strikers had placed them when the
attack upon the soldiers was begun.
"They all had been suffocated.
"None of these children and no wo
man was killed by rifle fire, nor did
the soldiers knew of or have any rea
son to suspect the presence of non
combatants where the strikers had con
Avar of Extermination. I'lanaed.
"On April 23, Lawson. International
board member. United Mineworkers of
America, and the leader of the strikers,
in an interview published throughout
the state, asserted that a war of ex-,
termination would thenceforth be cotf
ducted by the strikers, and Doyle, sec
retary of the United Mineworkers of
America, by wire Instructed the lead
ers of local unions to watch for the
approach f the militia, which had been
ordered back again into the field. The
meaning and purpose of such language
"Since that time the strikers in
armed bands varying in number from
50 to 400 have attacked the town of
Delagua from the bills and killed three
men. They have dynamited and burned
the buildings and equipment of the Em
pire, Southwestern and Green Canyon
mines at Aguilar. They have driven
men, women and children into the Em
pire mine and sealed the entrance with
explosives. After the declaration of
truce agreed to between- the Governor
and Hawkins, attorny for the United
Mineworkers of America, they drove
the postmaster and others away from
the Sunnyslde mine and took possession
of it as well as the Pictou mine.
"They dynamited the tipple at the
McLaughlin mine and fired many shots
Into the buildings at Maitland. They
forcibly entered the store building at
Rockvale and carried uway guns and
ammunition. They attacked the build
ings and dwelling houses at the Chan
dler mine and kept up a merciless fire
from the hills for nearly 40 hours,
killed one man and finally took pos
session of the camp by slipping in a
number of men under a white flag.
"They have burned, dynamited and
t Cwuci uuvti on rage 0.)
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